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What POV do you prefer in a novel?

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Post by diamondlil » Fri September 19th, 2008, 11:38 pm

A comment from Michelle in the BOTM thread prompts me to ask What POV do you prefer? First person, third person, don't really mind?
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Post by Grasshopper » Fri September 19th, 2008, 11:41 pm

I believe that either POV, when written well, can be very effective. Both have their strengths.

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Post by EC2 » Sat September 20th, 2008, 12:03 am

[quote=""diamondlil""]A comment from Michelle in the BOTM thread prompts me to ask What POV do you prefer? First person, third person, don't really mind?[/quote]

I absolutely don't mind. It's the skill of the writing that counts.
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Post by pat » Sat September 20th, 2008, 12:06 am

[quote=""EC2""]I absolutely don't mind. It's the skill of the writing that counts.[/quote]

My thoughts exactly!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat September 20th, 2008, 12:10 am

Either is fine with me. It really depends on what the author is setting out to do.
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Post by michellemoran » Sat September 20th, 2008, 12:26 am

Most of my favorite books have been in first person, but certainly not all, and I'll pick up anything as long as it looks interesting.
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Post by Leyland » Sat September 20th, 2008, 12:38 am

Now that I think about it, I like more dramatic and emotional stories told from a first person POV. For grand sweeping action filled stories, I like third person POV. I'd never refuse to read a well told story no matter what the POV though.
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Post by Divia » Sat September 20th, 2008, 12:45 am

I like both.

However I cant write in both. I tried first person and I fail miserably at it, so either I need to work at it more or just give it up completly. :o
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Post by donroc » Sat September 20th, 2008, 1:05 am

I prefer to write in third and read third, although a well written first person can hold my interest.

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Post by JMJacobsen » Sat September 20th, 2008, 1:13 am

I hadn't really thought much about it before, but I it seems that most of my favorite books are third person, but I certainly don't base my book choices on this.

For some reason, I would have thought that writing in third person would be much more difficult than writing in first. :confused:

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